Kovid gets positive results during Karnataka SSLC student exam

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BENGALURU: In the second Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board examination, 98 per cent of the 8.5 lakh students appeared in the southern state for mathematics, Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Saturday.

“The heavy turnout for the Maths paper shows the confidence of the students and their parents that the state government is conducting the board examinations safely,” Kumar told reporters.

The first board exam in English as a second language was held on June 25, in which 98 percent of the wards were written across the state as per the guidelines.

“My appeal to the students and parents is not to gather near the examination centers before and after the exam and follow social removal norms other than wearing a mask. The safety of the students is as much as the parents of the government.” Kumar said.

An official said that a student tested positive for the virus at an examination center at Arakalgood in Hassan district, about 200 km northwest of Bengaluru.

SSLC Director V. Sumangala said, “The student treated dengue for the Kovid-19 test before the exam started on June 25 and gave his sample, which turned out to be positive. The report came while he was writing a math test at Arkalgud Center . ” Told IANS.

The board has made separate seating arrangements at all examination centers, from students who test positive, to colds, coughs and other symptoms, and people who have zones.

“Health officials are taking steps to locate and isolate the student’s contacts. All examination centers are cleaned and corroborated,” she said.

63,000 people, including 63,000 state school teachers and 23,000 other departments such as health, police and social welfare for smooth conduct of examinations till 4 July.

The next examination of Science subject is on Monday. The exams were previously scheduled from 27 March to 9 April, but were discontinued as the lockdown was extended to 31 May.

Since a distance of 2 meters is to be kept between two students, more examination centers have been arranged to follow the guidelines.

Each examination center is also equipped with a sanitizer dispenser to wash hands before and after the examination.

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